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Artist Khaled Akil imagines Pokémon Go in ravaged Syria

Aljazeera.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
As his home city of Aleppo continued to wane at the hands of the five-year-civil war, Khaled Akil wondered what it would be like to hunt for the Pokémon characters amid the rubble in Syria. In the Syrian artist's latest project, a series of photos from ...
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Syria: Clashes in Manbij after ISIL refuses rebel offer

Aljazeera.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
Sporadic clashes between the Islamic Sate of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and US-backed fighters have erupted in the northern ISIL-held Syrian town of Manbij after the group ignored a 48-hour offer to withdraw from the besieged town without a fight ...
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SAS outpost in Syria 'bombed by Russians just hours after troops left'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎20 hours ago‎
Russian aircraft bombed a military outpost used by SAS troops backing Syrian rebel fighters, as part of a Kremlin campaign to bully the West into closer military cooperation in the country, US officials have said.
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US says airstrikes on Syrian city Manbij to continue despite civilian deaths

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Anas Alabdah, president of the Syrian National Coalition, has called on the US to suspend its airstrikes until it performs a thorough investigation into the attack near the contested northern city of Manbij on Tuesday that Syrian activists say killed ...
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Kerry announces fresh talks with Russia on Syria

Yahoo7 News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Vienna (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday announced he would hold talks on the war in Syria with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a regional summit next week in Laos.
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Syrian shelling kills 51 civilians as UN calls for ceasefire to deliver aid to besieged towns

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 15 children were among the dead across Syria on Thursday after Government forces shelled and bombed Opposition-held neighbourhoods near Damascus, in Idlib province and in eastern Aleppo.
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Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

Deutsche Welle - ‎13 hours ago‎
"The current situation in Syria is anything but satisfactory," German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in Berlin on Friday.
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Colorado man dies a mercenary fighting ISIS in Syria

The Denver Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
Instead, Shirley, 25, last year joined other Westerners in traveling to the Middle East to fight Islamic State militants in Syria with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). He returned to the United States months later and vowed never to go back ...
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Syria: Civilians at Risk as Aleppo Siege Tightens

Human Rights Watch - ‎17 hours ago‎
Syrian government forces are repeating the terrible siege tactics in densely populated eastern Aleppo that devastated civilian populations in other towns in Syria,” said Nadim Houry, deputy Middle East director. “Syrian authorities should allow aid in ...
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Three killed in massive Syrian tunnel explosion

9news.com.au - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Rebel forces have detonated a tunnel underneath a government facility in the Syrian city of Aleppo. US-backed fighters filmed the massive explosion with multiple cameras in various positions around the city yesterday.

After approving constitution, what's next for Syria's Kurds?

Al-Monitor - ‎14 hours ago‎
GAZIANTEP, Turkey - The regulatory committee of the Rojava-Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Assembly has approved the final draft of an 85-article "social contract" that would serve as a constitution for Syria's Kurdish regions.

'Willful misconduct by US-led coalition forces in Syria has many consequences'

RT - ‎19 hours ago‎
Carrying out operations without coordinating with the Syrian government and the army fighting on the ground makes these crimes little more than gross negligence, Daoud Khairallah, Professor of International Law at Georgetown University in Washington ...
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Number of Russian troops in Syria may increase — Kremlin

TASS - ‎22 hours ago‎
MOSCOW, July 22. /TASS/. The consultations on Syria between Russia, the US and the UN due to be held in Geneva next week are the result of a recent meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian presidential ...

A doctor's plea on Syria, a Dem pollster's warning to Hillary, and other notable commentary

New York Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Samer Attar, a Chicago surgeon who does volunteer work in Syria, says each trip there is to “descend into the lower depths of hell.
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Differences remain between Ankara and Moscow over Syria

Rudaw - ‎21 hours ago‎
Turkey and Russia began repairing ties last month which had been badly strained after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over its border with Syria last November. After Ankara expressed regret for the incident Russia agreed to lift sanctions against ...

New commander takes charge of Russian operation in Syria

Russia Beyond the Headlines - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Russian business daily Kommersant reports that Lieutenant General Alexander Zhuravlev, first deputy commander of the South Military District, has been appointed commander of the Russian forces in Syria. According to military observer Dmitry ...

US Can Protect Civilians in Syria by Stopping Airstrikes, Aid to Radicals

Sputnik International - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US government can best protect innocent civilians in Syria by ending its indiscriminate airstrikes and halting the arming and funding of extreme Islamist groups in the country, International Action Center Co-Director Sara ...
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Turkey No Longer an Obstacle to the US-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Sputnik International - ‎22 hours ago‎
There are clear signs that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leaving the anti-Russian coalition and will no longer be an obstacle to the US-Russian cooperation in Syria championed by Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts, Professor ...
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Russian warplanes bombard Daesh targets in Syria's Homs

Press TV - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Russia has been bombing Daesh and al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorist groups in Syria at the official request of President Bashar al-Assad since September 2015.

MAD VLAD STRIKES AGAIN Putin's war jets pound 'secret' anti-ISIS SAS base in Syria with cluster bombs

The Sun - ‎7 hours ago‎
Putin's Su-34 fighters twice swooped in to hit the At-Tanf garrison last month - which is now claimed to be a covert hub for 'Who Dares Wins' aces.
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